The Croatian national carrier Croatia Airlines is acquiring new Airbus A220 aircraft in order to replace the existing Airbus fleet.
As reported by the company, six A220 aircraft are being purchased with a delivery date of 2026.
In accordance with the Post-Covid strategy of Croatia Airlines adopted in August last year, with the aim of renewing the fleet and increasing the efficiency of operations and further strengthening its competitive ability, the Croatian national airline has made a decision to replace all existing planes with a new unified “single type” jet-powered fleet by 2026. Airbus 220 aircraft, manufactured by the European manufacturer Airbus, was chosen for the renewal of the fleet.
The fleet replacement of Croatia Airlines will be made through the order of 6 new A220 aircraft, which were contracted as an addition to the existing contract that the company concluded in 2008 for A319 aircraft. Those were then replaced in 2015 with the A320neo, and finally today the company chose the A220, with a capacity of 127 and 148 seats.
When making the decision, special attention was paid to trends in the highly competitive aviation market, fuel prices and CO2 emissions, goals of the European Union’s green policies, and the demands of our passengers. The new and higher quality A220 aircraft, with a capacity of 148 and 127 seats, will ensure a better response to the specific needs of passengers and a more efficient business model, thanks to which additional opportunities will open up in our business, ensuring our passengers, our owner the Republic of Croatia and our employees, improvement and sustainable development. – announced by Croatia Airlines